PwC recently announced it is investing a whopping $3 billion to upskill its employees and develop share technologies to support clients and communities. PwC made this decision since it has become increasingly apparent that one of the world’s most pressing challenges is the growing mismatch between the skills people have and those needed for the digital world.
And there has been an urgent need for organizations, governments, and educators to come together to fix this growing problem and business has an important role to play. The $3 billion investment will be spread over the next 4 years.
“The skills gap is an issue that goes to the heart of our purpose and we have the scale and experience to make a measurable impact. That’s why today we are launching ‘New world, New skills’ – a commitment to tackle this important problem for our people, our clients and the communities in which we operate,” said Robert E. Moritz, Global Chairman PricewaterhouseCoopers Int. in a statement.